Long-Distance Caregiving Creates High Anxiety

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A recent article in the Kansas City Star cites several studies and individual cases of long-distance caregiving and the stress it places on families and seniors.

The article states that 15 percent of the country’s 34 million caregivers live an hour or more away from aging relatives who need their help, according to National Institute on Aging data. The average distance for respondents in a 2004 MetLife caregiving study was 450 miles, and almost a quarter of those surveyed said they were their loved ones’ only caregivers.

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